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04-01-2019 08:02
Pudsey_Bear Err no, the job needs to be done properly or you arrive with it all unpacked again.
03-01-2019 23:29
wfdTamar Assemble it all with flat pack fasteners so you can undo, to redo bits?
03-01-2019 12:53
Pudsey_Bear It's a process Andy, and you leave access panels for later problems as do the converters, ours was 2007 van too, and you just work your way through it all the time think what is to come after, your ex-mechanic learning isn't actually much help believe it or not, more useful is domestic DIY skills, and joinery, joinery being the more difficult for most folk, and not one you can affordable hire in like a sparky or Gas safe bod for a day or so.
03-01-2019 12:29
Mrplodd Well its now a seven year old base vehicle!!! So what would it be worth when completed???

If you then factor in the hundreds of hours it will take an amateur to complete all of the work I very much doubt it would work out as economic. Especially as its almost certain you would fit one item and then find out many hours later that it (and everything fitted after it) needs to be removed in order fit something else.

FAR too much work for me (and I'm an ex mechanic so have a bit of knowledge)

03-01-2019 08:54
wfdTamar Stealth camper hey? I liked the little electric ute with the wacky name.
03-01-2019 08:51
Originally Posted by wfdTamar View Post
That link showed all their vehicles. Did you mean the 800,000 odd km Merc? Blimey! Some good base vehicles there though.
Sorry, crap link.

It was this one under delivery vans.
03-01-2019 08:49
wfdTamar Tried looking at your self build thread Kev and quickly scrolled through the first 6 pages looking for pics, but despite plenty of people say they're nice ones, there don't seem to be any there! Links broken maybe?
03-01-2019 08:34
wfdTamar That link showed all their vehicles. Did you mean the 800,000 odd km Merc? Blimey! Some good base vehicles there though.
03-01-2019 08:24
eurajohn I think the story of what happened is to be found in one of the pictures, if you look at the one with the new door you will notice the old one to the right of it, the top of which is severely misshapen.
My guess would be a roll over, or at least a severe rear end shunt or maybe something big fell onto the hab area of van.

The front cab area i.e. the Fiat bit appears untouched so would speculate on a very heavy rear end hit high up enough to have missed the chassis rails but enough to destroy the body.
Strange they quote the mileage as 2 Km though.

Given a decent workshop I'd love to undertake a project like that, although wonder what the legalities etc. of ever getting it back on the road when you'd finished it.

03-01-2019 08:00
Pudsey_Bear If you want a cheapo to do a selfbuild, look at this one insulation and heating already built in, jsut needs a loo and furniture, dead easy to do as sides are vertical, no scribing in to do, I even have a planned layout for when I was considering it.

MPG around low 20s, excellent high driving position, brakes designed to actually stop you, easier to drive than any moHo I've had.

It has been to the moon and back though, but had 6 week inspections so should be in fairly good order.
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